Recent Reviews



 
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Thursday,  Feb 21  2019
Tolga Ülgür has combined some great aftermarket detail items with his skillful weathering to create his stunning 1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang “Butch Baby”.  Tolga has included plenty of photos....sit back and enjoy.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his sharp looking 1/72 KP MiG-23BN.  Dragan upgraded the cockpit detailing and then finished it with a great looking paint scheme for an Iraqi jet.  I love the camo.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 B-18 Bolo Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 20  2019
No update today.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 19  2019
Patrick Vossenberg did an exceptional job super detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa AV-8B.  Patrick added a variety of aftermarket items along with his own work to take his Harrier to an amazing level of detail and then finished it as a Desert Storm jet complete with a weapons load.  Very impressive work Patrick.

Harv is here with something special today.  This is his 1/72 Heller CL-415 Super Scooper finished as a Canadian firebomber out of the province of Ontario.  Harv used aftermarket decals to finish that classic model to a very high standard.  Excellent work Harv.

Here's a product article for the 5.5" (5 Speed) Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 18  2019

  Washington’s Birthday 

Gambia Independence Day 

Richard Spreckley begins your week with his 1/48 Lockheed Martin F35-B Lightning II 617Sqn RAF.  Richard went all out adding extra detail to his Lightning with a variety of aftermarket sets.  This is a very impressive display and I love how it looks in RAF markings.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his very attractive 1/144 Zvezda Tu-154.  Dragan finished his airliner in the livery for the Russian airline Aeroflot.  A darn fine looking airliner. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Do 335 A - detail set - MG 151, FuG 25a antenna, Pitot Tube from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Saturday,  Feb 16  2019

Lithuania National Day


Friday,  Feb 15  2019

Singapore - Fall of Singapore (1942)

Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije)

No update today.

Friday,  Feb 15  2019

Singapore - Fall of Singapore (1942)

Serbia National Day (Dan Drzavnosti Srbije)

Richard Spreckley starts your friday update with his 1/48 Lockheed Martin F35-B Lightning II 617Sqn RAF.  Richard opened it up to show off plenty of detail and finished it hovering with a full weapons load.  It looks good in RAF markings.

Dragan Cvetic is here with his attractive looking 1/144 Zvezda Tu-154.  This airliner is finished in Aeroflot livery.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Do 335 A - detail set - MG 151, FuG 25a antenna, Pitot Tube from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 14  2019

   Happy Valentines Day!!!  


Carl Jarosz is here with his very colorful and beautifully finished 1/72 Revell F-89J Scorpion.  Carl provides some interesting background info on the F-89J and some tips on building it.

Greg Kerry has pulled together some classic airfield items to create a great looking diorama.  This is his 1/72 & 1/48 Esci, Hasegawa Airfield Support diorama for you to enjoy.

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Heinkel He 219 Uhu Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  This detail set is designed for the Tamiya kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 13  2019
Thomas Brückelt starts today with something very different.  This is his what-if 1/144 Pegasus Haunebu II saucer complete with WW2 camo and markings and even fitted with some impressive looking guns.  Very neat to see this on ARC.

Dragan Cvetic did an impressive OOB build on his 1/72 BPK Fairchild Au-23 Peacemaker.  Dragan gave it subtle weathering and finished it in USAF markings.  This one turned out looking very good once finished.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 F-16 MCID Intake Correction Set from Zactomodels This detail set is designed for the Academy kit.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 T-2 , T-2C Buckeye Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Special Hobby kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 12  2019
No update today.

Monday,  Feb 11  2019

Iran - Anniversary Revolution

Dragan Cvetic has added some skillful scratchbuilding to improve his 1/72 AZ Models Super Mystere B.2.  Dragan gave it some delicate weathering and finished it as an Israeli jet.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler joins us with two of his 1/72 C-119 Boxcar wearing Canadian markings.  I like the choice of paint schemes Shawn chose but the old red and white is always my favourite.  Nicely done Shawn. 

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Bending Tool - The Wrangler Wire Forming Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is for rings, loops, grab handles and more - Designed by John Geigle Masterpiece Models. 

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Feb 8  2019
Model shows this weekend:

Greg Kerry begins today with his exciting WW2 diorama from the PTO featuring an Aussie P-40 shooting down a Japanese Zero.  He used the 1/72 Hobbyboss A6M5 Zero & Academy P40N Warhawk and then combined them in a very effective and well thought out action packed diorama.  Greg gives a very good description of the build process.

Dragan Cvetic has done a wonderful job on his sharp looking 1/144 Zvezda IL-86.  Dragan  gave his Russian airliner a careful weathering job which looks excellent.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Do 335 B-2 detail set from MasterThis detail set is designed for the  for HK Models kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Feb 7  2019

Grenada Independence Day

Jens Gerber begins today with the 3rd model in his series on the 1/35 Mini Art Flettner Fl 282 V23.  It is amazing some of the radical designs that were coming out of Germany during this time period.  Jens added Eduard photo etch to dress up his model and finished it in Germany markings.

Waldek Pupar has done a stunning job on the complicated camo on his 1/72 Kovozavody Prostejov MiG-21MF.  Waldek chose the jungle camo for a Vietnamese jet and I love how it looks.  A very good choice in camo schemes.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 200 Condor Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Revell kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Feb 6  2019

New Zealand Waitangi Day

Waldek Pupar has done a marvelous job finishing and weathering his  1/72 Revell F-4 Phantom.  Waldek gave his Phantom sharks mouth markings and a weapons load and drop tanks and a eye catching selection of camo and markings.

Greg Kerry did a beautiful job building, detailing and finishing his 1/72 Hobbyboss Mitsubishi A5M2 diorama.  Greg has pulled together some classic kits and tied them all together with some exceptional weathering and some well done detailing.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 A-7 Corsair II Intake Lip Correction from ZactomodelsThis set corrects the shape of the intake ring on the 1/32 Trumpeter A-7 Corsair II kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Feb 5  2019

San Marino - Santa Agata Day 

Dragan Cvetic has taken the 1/72 Special Hobby F-86D Sabredog and finished it to a very high level.  Dragan did some added detailing on the mostly OOB build and finished it using decals from Balkan Models for a Yugoslav Sabre in a great looking camo scheme.

Jens Gerber added some excellent scratchbuilt detailing to his big 1/48 Italeri ACH 47 A Chinook.  Jens also added some aftermarket goodies and finished it as a US Army Chinook.  This one is a beauty. 

Here's a product article for the 1/48 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit (can be fitted to Classic Airframes with slight alteration).


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Feb 4  2019

Sri Lanka Independence Day

Stephen & Lyta Carr are here with Lyta's latest build and quite the impressive build it is.  This is her 1/144 Minicraft Boeing B-17G with scratchbuilt detailing and beautifully finished as a bare metal bomber with only 3 engines running and one feathered.  A very cool model and I'm excited to see Lyta's B-17 on ARC.  Her Dad Stephen has quite the passion for the B-17.

Waldek Pupar is here with his outstanding 1/72 Kovozavody Prostejov MiG-21MF.  This beauty is finished in Somalian markings and a very cool looking camo scheme complete with weathering.  I love it.

Here's a product article for the 4" Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool Mk IV from The Small ShopThis is the classic 4" photo etch bending tool.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Feb 1  2019

  Space Shuttle Columbia Accident 2003 

Rwanda Heros Day

Model shows this weekend:

S K Loh is here with his stunning in-flight display of 2 WW2 fighters flown by Pappy Boyington.  These are the 1/144 AFV F4U-1A Corsair plus AFV P-40B Warhawk with the Corsair being from the Black Sheep Squadron and the P-40 being with the AVG Flying Tigers.  S K Loh did some amazing work detailing and weathering his Pappy Boyington fighters and the in-flight display is an absolute joy to see. 

Waldek Pupar has done a perfect job on his 1/72 Revell F-4 Phantom.  Waldek finished it as a Greek Phantom complete with drop tanks and missiles.  His weathering job is exceptional.

Majd Abbar is here with the next in his airliner series.  This is his 1/200 Hasegawa Boeing 787-800 beautifully finished in the livery for Qatar.

Here's a product article for newly released the 1/48 Su-34 Khibiny ECM Pods from ZactomodelsThis set gives you 3 different versions of the Khibiny ECM Pods This detail set is designed for the  Kitty Hawk and Hobby Boss kits.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 31  2019
Karl Wenk joins us with his second article on ARC.  This is his 1/72 Planet Models Fw 3x1000 Entwurf B. which is the second of 3 designs for this special late war bomber design.  Karl built it using a resin kit and flawlessly finished it with a great looking camo.

Majd Abbar is here with another in his airliner series.  This is his 1/200 Hogan Airbus A330 finished to a very high standard in Qatar livery.  Very nice indeed.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 English Electric Lightning Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Trumpeter kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 30  2019

Liberation of Camp Pangatian, Philippines

Jamie McIntyre is here today with his first model on ARC.  This is his 1/48 Smer MiG-17F/Lim-6 bis finished in Afghan markings.  Jamie has chosen a interesting MiG-17 and the job he did on the markings and baremetal finish is first rate.  I'm quite pleased to welcome Jamie to ARC.  Stunning work Jamie.

Charlies Rodriguez has done quite a bit of scratchbuilt detailing on his 1/48 Kitty Hawk UH-1H Huey.  Charlies has a passion for the Huey and you can see that in the effort he puts into each of his models.  This Huey is finished as a US Army bird that served in El Salvador.

Majd Abbar is here with his very attractive 1/200 Hogan Boeing 747-8i.  Majd finished this beauty in Qatar livery to a very high standard.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 MK 103 - German 30 mm autocannon from MasterThese were used on the Do-335, Hs-129 and other aircraft.  This set includes 2 different styles of muzzle breaks.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 29  2019
Christos Papadopoulos is well known on ARC for his highly detailed models and today he is here with his 1/32 Trumpeter Messerschmitt Bf109G-2/TROP with full engine detailing.   Christos started with the kit engine and then added layer after layer of scratchbuilt detailing to complete this beauty.  He also used aftermarket items to detail the cockpit and then finished it all off with a stunning weathering job.  Amazing work Christos.

Majd Abbar is here with the latest in his airliner series.  This is his 1/200 Hasegawa Boeing 777-300 ER finished in the livery for Qatar.   Very nice indeed.

Thomas Brückelt is here with something very interesting today.  This is his 1/160 Faller GZ-20A Blimpe which is quite the iconic aircraft.  Thomas explains the build process in very helpful detail.  This is very cool to see. 

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Sukhoi T-50 Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Zvezda / Revell kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Monday,  Jan 28  2019

  Space Shuttle Challenger Accident 1986 

Stephen & Lyta Carr are here with their latest project.  This is Lyta's Snoopy Verses the Red Baron completed as a wall hanging.  The Snoopy figure and kennel (doghouse) were made from scratch and Stephen explains that in their article.  I LOVE the job Lyta did on her latest model here on ARC.  Well done Lyta!!! (and you too Stephen...you two make an excellent team) 

Majd Abbar is here with his beautifully finished 1/200 Hasegawa Airbus A321.  I'm very much enjoying his series of airliners.

Tolga Ülgür is here with another of his beauties.  This is his highly detailed and beautifully weathered 1/32 Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk.V.  Tolga used a nose correction set and aftermarket goodies and scratchbuilt parts to complete his Tempest and then finished it in the markings for French Ace Pierre Clostermann.  Beautiful work Tolga.

Here's a product article for the Wire Assist Forming Tool - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop. This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the Wire Assist Forming Tool.  Matched Grab Handles Every Time!


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Sunday,  Jan 27  2019

Saturday,  Jan 26  2019

Australia Day

India Republic Day

Murli Rajan is here to begin this special Indian Republic Day update with his sharp looking 1/72 Fujimi Westland Seaking Mk.42.  Murli chose to weather and finish his Seaking as a Indian Navy Seaking.

Tom Thounaojam is here with 2 articles today and the first is his 1/72 Hobbyboss Dassault Rafale B & C.  Tom gave both jets drop tanks and weapons  and finished them in a current paint scheme.

Leonard Prakasam has finished the 1/72 Hobbycraft DHC-4 Caribou to a very high standard with careful panel shading for subtle weathering giving very pleasing results. 

Aamod Potdar is here with his great looking 1/72 Italeri Jaguar IS.  Aamod airbrushed the camo scheme with very successful results on his Indian Jaguar. 

Murli Rajan is here with his very colourful 1/72 Special Hobby Folland Gnat.  Murli gave it weathering and displayed in on an attractive diorama base. 

Sherbir has been busy building his 1/72 Italeri SEPECAT Jaguar-IM.  Sherbir converted the Jaguar GR.1 to Jaguar-IM (Maritime version) and then gave it a flawless weathering job.  Shebir also gave his in-flight model a weapons load to show it's abilities.  I quite like the diorama base on this Jaguar.

Aamod Potdar is here with a classic jet that served India for decades.  This is his 1/48 Italeri Hawker Hunter IAF finished to a very high standard with a great looking camo scheme.

Tom Thounaojam is here with something different.  This is his 1/72 Italeri C-47 in Indian Air Force markings.  I quite like the look of this transport in it's IAF livery.

Murli Rajan is here with his very colourful 1/72 BAe Hawk Mk.132 'Surya Kirans' IAF.  The Surya Kiran (Rays of the Sun) is an aerobatics demonstration team if the Indian Air Force and this Hawk looks fantastic.

Aamod Potdar is here with a classic eastern bloc jet flown by India.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa MiG-25 RB that is beautifully finished in Indian Air Force markings. 

Murli Rajan finishes up this special update with his 1/72 Heller Junkers Ju 52.  Murli gave his Ju-52 a stunning weathering job.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Jan 25  2019
Model shows this weekend:

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with the Canadian version of the C-54.  Shawn actually built two of the 1/72 Revell/Belcher Bits North Stars.  With the Belcher Bit set and the Revell kit, Shawn was able to create 2 of these Northstars in their attractive looking paint schemes.  It's great to see these on ARC, great looking work Shawn.

Majd Abbar is here with his perfect looking 1/200 Hasegawa Boeing 727 using Nazca Decals.  Majd was impressed with the fit of this kit.

Dragan Cvetic has done an excellent job on his 1/72 ICM Ki-27 Nate.  Dragan had a challenging time with the fit during the build of this Ki-27, but the finished model sure does look nice.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons from Zactomodels.  These new resin MiG-21 weapons pylons are the early style MiG-21-BD3-60 early-pylons.  The later style MiG-21-BD3-60 'heavy duty' pylons are also available from separately from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 Me 262 A-1A/U4 landing gear Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.  The nose gear in this set was unique to this variant of the Me 262 which was fitted with a 50mm Mauser cannon in the nose. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 24  2019
Rafi Ben-Shahar begins today with his sharp looking 1/48 Eduard Tempest VRafi did find some aspects of this kit were lacking, but there no doubt it does build into a very convincing Tempest as you will see in his photos.  Looks great Rafi.

Majd Abbar is here with first in his new series of Airliners featuring Qatar livery.  This is his 1/200 Hasegawa Airbus A320 finished to a very high standard.  Beautiful work indeed.

Jens Gerber has done a stunning job building and finishing his 1/48 ICM Do 215 B4.  Jens explains some areas that require some added effort on this kit, but in skilled hands it does build into an exceptional looking model of this German bomber.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 Do 335 A - MG 151, FuG 25a antenna, Pitot Tube from MasterThis detail set is designed for the HK Models kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 23  2019
Sebastian Piechowiak is here with his first model on ARC.  This is his beautifully finished 1/48 Airfix Ju-87B2 Tropical in desert camo with the eye catching snake artwork.  I'm excited to see more of Sebastian's models on ARC.  Welcome to ARC Sebastian!!! 

Thomas Brückelt is here with a very special Starfighter today.  This is his 1/72 Hasegawa Lockheed F-104S 50th NATO Anniversary wearing an Italian scheme.  Thomas did some excellent work on his F-104S.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 22  2019

No update today.


Monday,  Jan 21  2019

  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Ricardo Cornejo is here with some great photos of the recent "Red October exhibition"Model Show - IPMS ChileEnjoy the photos...it looks like an enjoyable show.

Greg Kerry has done a very effective job creating his realistic looking 1/72 Academy Fw190D & Spitfire XVI diorama.  Greg explains his successful technique for creating the flames and smoke used in his diorama.  A very cool display Greg.

Michael Hickey did a stunning job detailing his 1/48 Hasegawa F-4E Phantom II.  Michael added exhausts and a cockpit set from Aires and Seamless Sucker intakes and finished it all off as a weathered jet in Greek markings.  This is one sweet Phantom.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Cut-Off Set - Standard is designed to hold the photo etch fret as you remove parts from the photo etch fret.  This is a big help so parts don't go flying into your carpet or parts unknown. 


Here's a product article for the 1/32 P-38 Lightning Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Jan 18  2019
Tolga Ülgür starts today with another of his masterpieces.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2 with plenty of resin and photo etch goodies to improve the detail.  The finished model is truly a treat to see. 

Carl Jarosz has been very busy this winter with his sharp looking 1/48 Kinetic F-84F Thunderstreak.  Carl was very skillful on the baremetal finish as you will see in his photos and the colorful markings are for the Indiana ANG which look fantastic.  Beautiful work Carl.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Hawker Hunter Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft Conversions This detail set is designed for the Revell kit. 


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 17  2019
Michael Phillips has put some very nice effort into his 1/48 Academy U-2S Dragon Lady - Blackcat Lady.  This is based on an older kit and Michael rescribed the raised panel lines and added a resin nose and resin cockpit before giving it a full weathering job and aftermarket decals.  The end result is a very pleasing U-2S.

Thomas Brückelt is here with the first model on ARC of this Italian fighter from WW2.  This is his 1/72 Italeri Reggiane RE 2002 Ariete finished with weathering and some hand painted markings.  It's good to see this one on ARC.

Here's a product article for the 1/72 Fw 190 A7 - A9 armament set (MG 131, MG 151 & Pitot Tube) from Master.  This detail set is designed for the Eduard kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 16  2019
Mark L. Rossmann is here with his sharp looking Korean War jet.  This is his  "Korea Star” 1/32 Czech F-80C Shooting Star finished with noseart and a sharks mouth.  Mark has included some great F-80 Korean War history and I know you will enjoy the read as well as the photos of his jet.

Graham Symmonds has done a stellar job on his 1/48 Seaking HAR. Mk. 3.  Graham added aftermarket goodies from Eduard and Flightpath and added further detailing before finishing it as a SAR chopper with just a subtle weathering job.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9LM Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 T-33A Shooting Star Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Academy/HobbyCraft kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 15  2019
No update today....I have to work back to back shifts at my jobs today.

Monday,  Jan 14  2019
Mike Krahn has put plenty of effort into scratchbuilding the interior on his 1/48 Revell B-17E along with some kit bashing and aftermarket goodies.  The camo scheme is from the Pacific and was applied in Hawaii with available paints.  Mike did some exceptional work on this early B-17.

Dragan Cvetic upgraded the cockpit detail on his 1/72 Hasegawa J-35J Draken with his scratchbuilt details and then finished it with a beautifully weathered paint scheme.  Beautiful work Dragan.

Here's a product article for the Photo Etch Extended Roller Set - Use with Brass Assist from The Small Shop.


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Kawanishi N1K2-J George Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hasegawa kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Jan 11  2019
Pavel Maksimov is here with the final big Stuka in his series.  This is his 1/32 Hasegawa Ju-87D with detail goodies from Verlinden and Eduard to add to the already good detail on this big Hasegawa kit. Pavel's work is always exceptional....enjoy.  You can check out his other JU-87's by clicking the link at the bottom of his article.

Carl Jarosz hit a bullseye with his 1/48 Trumpeter F-106A Delta Dart.  It's a beautiful build with an aftermarket pilot seat and subtle weathering and finished in the markings of the 120th FIG, Montana ANG.

Here's a product article for the 1/32 AIM-9DGH Sidewinder Missiles from Zactomodels.  These resin AIM-9 Sidewinder Missiles were mastered by master modeller Alexander Rogal.  1/32 AIM-9L/M sidewinder missiles are also available separately from Zactomodels.


Here's a product article for the 1/48 MK 103 - German 30 mm autocannon (Do-335, Hs-129 etc) from Master.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 10  2018

 Russia - Soviet counteroffensive under Stalingrad. The beginning of the end (1943) 

Fred Branyan is here with his spectacular historical reproduction of a plane with a special connection.  This is his 1/48 AMT A20G beautifully reproduced from historical photos.  This one is a beauty.

Sertac Bayar has done a gorgeous job detailing and finishing his 1/32 Italeri F-104S.  Sertac finished it as a Turkish jet with a great looking camo scheme and the perfect amount of weathering.

Here's a product article for the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop.  This Photo Etch Bending Tool is the The "BUG" RTH Hold and Fold.  Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package! Perfect for close-up work! Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"!   


Here's a product article for the 1/32 Gloster Meteor Landing Gear from Scale Aircraft ConversionsThis detail set is designed for the Hong Kong Models kit.


In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 9  2019
63CPE begins today with a great what-if build for his GAF Corsair II.  This article includes a very interesting story about the history of this Australian A-7 Corsair II.

63CPE is here to keep the RAF fans happy with his what-if build of the Supermarine Stiletto F1e.  This is an evolution of the Supermarine Swift.

63CPE has been very creative in making this Bristol 142m-2.  The design was inspired by the Blohm und Voss BV 141 and was beautifully executed.

63CPE also joins us today with this imaginative build of the Sukhoi Su-15 MP "Mantra".  This design actually looks like something that should have been built. 

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday,  Jan 8  2019
No update today.  I could not complete the update in time before work.

Monday,  Jan 7  2019
Kees Kuyper is here with a classic what-if.  This is his Seahunter, which is a Hunter with floats based in Scotland. 

Dave Bailey, aka The Rat is here with his what-if air racer article entitled The Red-winged Blackbird.  Dave provided a background story about the RAF pilot that flew this Spitfire found in a crate in Myanmar.

Kees Kuyper was very creative with this Waterglider.  This is a glider fitted with 2 small enignes and floats and all wrapped up in a very elegant design.

Kees Kuyper has taken the classic Skycrane and converted it into a Osprey Skycrane by using the engines and motors off an Osprey.  This actually looks quite viable as a design.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Friday,  Jan 4  2019

Union of Myanmar Independence Day

Dave Bailey is here with a classic what-if article.  This is his tail dragging B-25 COD design for the US Navy.  An enjoyable read. 

Kees Kuyper is here with his Waterglider with engines that pop up out of the floats.  Kees has created something very unique here....I salute to creative thinking. 

63CPE is here with his twin engined MiG-15 OPLR.  There is quite a bit of thought to take a MiG 15 and turn it into a twin engined jet.  I enjoyed the story that goes along with this model.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Thursday,  Jan 3  2019
Dave Bailey is here with the 3rd article in his what-if series dealing with the Cuban Missiles crisis.  Today Dave's article is entitled Cuban Missile Crisis: the Jamaican Response, part 2. I'm enjoying this series of articles by Dave.

Kees Kuyper is here with the first of his creative designs today.  This is his Duo Discus Autogiro, which is an autogiro with an aggressive design.  Very cool indeed.

Kees Kuyper is here with a wild design for a glider.  This is his Waterglider which is a glider with floats that is towed behind a raceboat.  I like the way Kees thinks.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Wednesday,  Jan 2  2019
Dave Bailey is here with his continuing What-if series on the Cuban missile crisis.  This is his Cuban Missile Crisis: the Jamaican Response, part 1.   Fun stuff.

Shawn “phantom” Weiler is here with his 1/3? AMT USS Enterprise Bridge No Bloody A,B,C or D.  This is a classic Sci-Fi kit.

Kees Kuyper is here with his Airbus airliner with the ESA Shuttle on it's back.  This would be a pretty cool set up for the European Space agency.

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


Tuesday Jan 1  2019

Cuba  -  Anniversary of the Revolution

Haiti Independence Day

Sudan  Independence Day

Operation Bodenplatte (Baseplate)

Happy New Year Everyone.....welcome to 2019!!!

Silly Week begins today with a selection of non-aircraft models as well as What-if aircraft models.  Enjoy!!


Dave Bailey begins Silly Week 2019 with the first in a series of What-if articles about the Cuban Missiles Crisis.  Today's article is Cuban Missile Crisis: the French ResponseSilly Week is off to a good start with Dave leading the way.

H. Davis Gandees is here with his very enjoyable Three Tough Marines - Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat Diorama.  Davis has included a USMC Devil Dog in this diorama....very cool indeed and a great addition to Silly Week 2019.

Kees Kuyper joins us from the Netherlands with another of his creative what-if designs.  Kees is famous on ARC and today is is here with his Jet powered DC-3 that he calls JetMAC. 

In the ARC Joke Page there is a new daily funny photo and daily joke.


USA Nats 2019


ARC Groupbuilds


Model Shows

Richmond, Virginia, Feb 23 2019, Old Dominion Open Model Show & Contest

Anchorage, Alaska, Feb 23 2019, Anchorage IPMS Model Contest

Pompano Beach, Florida, Mar 2, 2019, Flight 19 Modelfest VIII

Ocala, Florida, Mar 2 2019, Billetproof

Madison, Wisconsin, Mar 2 2019, Mad City Modelers 24th Annual Show & Region 5 Contest

Farmers Branch, Texas, Mar 2 2019, Showdown 2019

Homosassa, Florida, Mar 2 2019, Manatee Car Show

Clinton Township, Michigan, Mar 9 2019, SEMMEX 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, Mar 9 2019, Roscoe Turner Chapter/IPMS Indianapolis Contest and Swap Meet

Marietta, Georgia, Mar 9 2019, AtlantaCon 2019 Regional

Kansas CIty, Missouri, Mar 9 2019, KCCON 2019

Fairmont, Minnesota, Mar 16 2019, 12th Annual South Central Modelers Show and Model Contest

San Jose, California, Mar 16 2019, Silicon Valley Classic VI

Omaha, Nebraska, Mar 23 2019, OmaCon 19

Allison Park, Pennsylvania, Mar 30 2019, TRICon 2019

Golden, Colorado, Mar 30 2019, CoMMiESFest 2019

Venice, Florida, Mar 30 2019, Wings, Wheels & Keels 25th Annual Contest

Bixby, Oklahoma, Mar 30 2019, Tulsa Modelers Forum Contest

Bossier City, Louisiana, Mar 30 2019, RiverCon VIII 2019

Chicopee, Massachusetts, Mar 31 2019, Valleycon 29

Dayton, Ohio, Apr 5 2019, WrightCon 2019 IPMS Region IV Convention

Largo, Florida, Apr 6 2019, Pelicon 2019 Region 11 Regional Model Convention and Contest

Wayne, New Jersey, Apr 6 2019, MosquitoCon 28

Kenner, Louisiana, Apr 6 2019, Great South Tigerfest XXV Scale Model Contest

Anniston, Alabama, Apr 6 2019, Phantom Phurball 2019

Des Moines, Iowa, Apr 6 2019, Surgicon 25

Cheektowaga, New York, Apr 7 2019, BuffCon 36

Saco, Maine, April 7 2019, DowneastCon 2019

Latham, New York, April 12 2019, NOREASTCON 2019

Springfield, Missouri, April 13 2019, MOSS CON 2019

Milwaukie, Oregon, April 13 2019, 29th Annual Pacific Northwest Model Car Fest

Renton, Washington, April 13 2019, IPMS Seattle Spring Show

Westlake, Ohio, April 14 2019, Spring Swap-n-Bull Model and Toy Show

Fairfax, Va, Apr 20 2019, NoVa IPMS Model Classic


Chattanooga, Tenn, Aug 7-10 2019, 2019 IPMS USA Nationals

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